Three workers inhaled poisonous gas while on board the livestock carrier FM SPIRIDON on September 3, 2021. According to reports, one worker was killed and two others lost consciousness but were able to be rescued. The gas is believed to have been created when the vessel developed a list, and sea water soaked the feed on board.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was an accident on the container ship EVER LIFTING on August 29, 2021. There was a tragic vessel collision in the Savannah River in Georgia on August 29, 2021. During Hurricane Ida, Noble failed to evacuate crew members from the Noble Globetrotter II. There was an explosion on the bulk carrier ZILOS on August 31, 2021. There was a collision between the offshore supply vessel AMPI and an offshore gas platform on September 1, 2021.
Safe maritime companies must perform regular maintenance and inspections in order to ensure the safety of their crew members. When ship operators fail to conduct regular maintenance and inspection of the equipment on their vessels, dangerous incidents can result. This not only puts the lives of hardworking seamen at risk, but can also endanger members of the public. When there is a risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals or fumes, companies must take precautions. Venting must be performed, and adequate PPE must be provided to crew members. Failing to do so risks serious injuries to workers on board.
Our experienced lawyers handle maritime personal injury and wrongful death litigation of all kinds and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country. Our attorneys have extensive experience in injury cases involving chemical exposure.
The experienced and aggressive vessel accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of an accident on a ship. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to chemical exposure, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.